Bainsville hockey fun Feb. 6

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BY STEVEN WAR­BUR­TON

Staff The Bainsville Recre­ation As­so­ci­a­tion is gear­ing up for its an­nual Fam­ily Fun Hockey Day, slated for Feb. 6 at noon at Jack Dana­her Park.

Al­though the as­so­ci­a­tion has been hold­ing an an­nual hockey event for quite some time now, this is only the se­cond year for the fam­ily day. In the past, the park hosted an an­nual hockey tour­na­ment, but as­so­ci­a­tion di­rec­tor Dave Robert­son says his group de­cided to take things in a new di­rec­tion.

“This is for all peo­ple – young and old,” he ex­plains. “Teams will be made up as they ar­rive. Grand­par­ents are en­cour­aged to play with their grand­chil­dren.”

There won’t be a cham­pi­onship game this year. The event is all about the game and hav­ing fun, and Robert­son en­cour­ages all young peo­ple to wear gloves and hel­mets.

En­try fee is $5 per per­son. All funds will go to park main­te­nance.

The event co­in­cides with Hockey Day in Canada, a na­tional cel­e­bra­tion of the game.

No-go in Wil­liamstown

While Bainsville’s event is go­ing ahead, an­other South Glen­garry win­ter tra­di­tion, the Char-Lan Alumni Hockey Tour­na­ment, is a no-go this year.

One of the or­ga­niz­ers, Rob

Goodbun, says that re­con­struc­tion of the club­house at Paul Ro­zon Park in Wil­liamstown made it very dif­fi­cult to plan the event.

The club­house was al­most en­tirely gut­ted by a fire on April 3 of last year.

South Glen­garry an­nounced last week that the re-build­ing of the struc­ture is al­most com­plete. The heat­ing sys­tem is soon to be in­stalled, while an aux­il­iary heater is be­ing used for the time be­ing.

The build­ing and ice rink are now open to mem­bers of the pub­lic.

The alumni tour­ney can­cel­la­tion is the se­cond char­i­ta­ble event that had to be called off due to the de­layed open­ing of the park build­ing. Over the Christ­mas hol­i­day’s, Al­lis­ter Mac­donell’s two- day char­ity tour­na­ment in sup­port of the Julie MacLachlan Foun­da­tion was can­celled.

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